Please help us diversify Braeburn Classroom libraries!!!

Mon, Jun 7 11:36am

Help us diversify Braeburn's classroom libraries! Contribute to the Diverse Book Giving Tree or buy a book to donate to your child's classroom!   Money raised will buy books that represent diverse cul ... [More]

GENDER 101 rescheduled for Tonight!

Mon, Jun 7 10:49am

Due to technical difficulties, GENDER 101 has been rescheduled!! You can still register for tonight!   Come join us for GENDER 101, a virtual training presented by New Haven Pride Center on Monday, Ju ... [More]

Braeburn family support request

Tue, Jun 1 9:27am

Dear families, It is with great sadness that we share that Sawyer Hollant, a fifth grader, lost his mother last week. We would like to support the family by providing gift cards for groceries, house c ... [More]

Chipotle Night! Wednesday 6/2

Wed, May 26 3:38pm

Virtual Story Time with Author Minh Lê

Sun, May 23 9:17am

Virtual Story Time with Author Minh Lê TUESDAY, MAY 25, 2021, 6:30-7:30 pm To Register:  tinyurl.com/wh-storytime-register   Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month! Join us for an online family read along with ... [More]

This is Who We Are: Stories, Traditions, and Recipes from Braeburn Families

Sat, May 15 9:45am

Hello Families,   We are so proud to show you Braeburn's new digital book:  This is Who We Are: Stories, Traditions, and Recipes from Braeburn Families (click the link here).   We hope you check it ou ... [More]

GENDER 101 virtual training, May 18 at 6:30pm!

Thu, May 13 8:57am

Come join us for GENDER 101, a virtual training presented by New Haven Pride Center on May 18, 6:30-8:00pm. The language around gender and identity is changing and evolving. As we look forward to cele ... [More]

Join us for this evening's PTB meeting-- all are welcome!

Thu, May 13 8:55am

We hope you can join us for this evening's PTB meeting at 7:00pm. Here is the link to join: meet.google.com/dnq-otdp-tpm All are welcome! Warmly, Ayelet Connell (Jordy's mom, Mr. Petronio's 4th grade) ... [More]

A BIG Thank you!

Tue, May 11 7:40am

A BIG Thank you to families for contributing to teacher appreciation week. The PTB was able to fund the ice cream sandwich truck and gift bags for each teacher and staff!  

Next EDI Meeting-- learn about our digital book project, WHPS educational policy, and planning!

Thu, May 6 10:04am

Please join us for our virtual EDI community meeting on Tuesday, May 11, 7-8pm.  We will be sharing our digital book, This is Who We Are: Stories, Recipes and Traditions from Braeburn Families, discus ... [More]

Giving for Teacher Appreciation!

Mon, May 3 1:23pm

yearbooks!

Sun, May 2 1:57pm

Hi everyone, Here is a link for our online yearbook ordering. We have a lot of yearbooks to sell in a short amount of time! Yearbooks are $20 and include pictures from all grades. This was certainly a ... [More]

Chalk up the Walk!

Fri, Apr 30 9:56am

Help us celebrate our teachers by chalking the walk next week for Teacher appreciation week!   Join us and get creative Sunday through Friday next week by bringing your own chalk to Braeburn and writi ... [More]

Teacher Appreciation Week contributions!

Tue, Apr 27 12:43pm

Teacher Appreciation week is next week! Would you like to help treat our wonderful teachers and staff to Blue Chip Creamery ice cream sandwiches and other goodies next week?    Please consider a donat ... [More]

Last Call for Yearbook Photos!

Mon, Apr 26 9:25am

One last call for yearbook photos!!!! Do you have photos from the first day of school? Maybe doing virtual learning? Or the Braeburn Scavenger Hunt? The yearbook would love to include them!!!!! We kno ... [More]

Language of Equity workshop

Tue, Apr 20 1:44pm

Please join Braeburn, Aiken, and Bugbee for this co-sponsored workshop on The Language of Equity! All are welcome. Here is the link to register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtcu2grzkqG ... [More]

You can still submit to Braeburn's 'This is Who We Are' digital book!

Tue, Apr 20 1:39pm

If you'd like to submit to Braeburn's first ever 'This is Who We Are' digital book, please send in your submission this week!   Hello Braeburn Families, In lieu of multicultural night, we are creating ... [More]

Claypen pick up

Tue, Apr 20 1:37pm

Hello, For those of you who participated in the Braeburn fundraiser at The Claypen recently, your projects are ready to be picked up. Store hours are: Sunday-Wednesday 12pm-6pm and Thursday- Saturday ... [More]

Amazon Smile :)

Sun, Apr 18 9:07am

Did you know you can turn your Amazon addiction into a way to give back to Braeburn? In three simple steps, your Amazon account becomes AmazonSmile, which will donate 0.5% of all eligible purchases to ... [More]

EDI Statement in Support of AAPI Community

Thu, Apr 8 7:27pm

The West Hartford Parent Community Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Group (EDI) has issued a statement to acknowledge and strongly condemn the continued acts of racism, xenophobia, and violence agains ... [More]

Hope you can join Virtual PTB Meeting this evening!

Thu, Apr 8 7:30am

Hello Everyone, We hope you can join us at our Virtual PTB meeting this evening. ALL Braeburn families are welcome. Here is the link to join:  https://meet.google.com/dnq-otdp-tpm The meeting starts a ... [More]

Pottery DIY Kits Fundraiser

Sat, Mar 20 3:09pm

  Please find a digital copy of the flyer attached.  Here's a direct link to registration: https://www.theclaypen.com/store/p2185/Braeburn_PTO_Fundraiser_with_The_Claypen.html

Immigrant & Refugee Student Voices: Sharing Our Journeys

Fri, Mar 19 9:09am

Immigrant & Refugee Student Voices: Sharing Our Journeys   Tuesday, March 30 at 7:00 PM   West Hartford high school students will share their experience of becoming part of our community from differen ... [More]

FREE workshop on state and local education budget!

Fri, Mar 5 10:34am

Check out this free workshop to learn more about our state and local education budget! You can register for today at noon or Monday evening.   Visit this link to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meet ... [More]

Virtual PTB meeting this Thursday evening!

Mon, Mar 1 10:41am

Hello Braeburn Families, We hope you can join us at this week's virtual PTB meeting on Thursday evening at 7:00-8:30pm. Here is the link to join: https://meet.google.com/dnq-otdp-tpm All are welcome! ... [More]

Feed our wonderful teachers during conference week!

Fri, Feb 26 10:48am

Would you like to help feed our wonderful teachers during the upcoming conference week?   Please consider a donation of any amount towards a delicious boxed lunch from Harvey’s Cafe, to be served on M ... [More]

EDI Planning meeting

Mon, Feb 8 10:25am

Hello Everyone,   Our next EDI (equity, diversity, inclusion) meeting will be focused on brainstorming and planning our upcoming "Windows & Mirrors of Braeburn" digital book.  We welcome anyone who is ... [More]

Join us for this Evening's Virtual PTB Meeting!

Thu, Feb 4 12:03pm

We hope you will join us at this evening's Virtual PTB Meeting at 7:00pm.  Here is the link to join: https://meet.google.com/vhu-dpzx-mfn?hs=224 All are welcome!!!  

Keeping Children Safe Online

Tue, Feb 2 2:14pm

Hello Braeburn Families, We wanted to let you know about an upcoming series:   Keeping Children Safe Online March 1st, 2nd, 3rd Three-part series for parents hosted by YWCA    See the attached flyer f ... [More]

This Evening--Program by Anti-Defamation League

Fri, Jan 29 8:38am

Hello Braeburn Families,   We wanted to ensure that you didn't miss this invitation.  Friday evening's virtual program may be of interest to you as a member of the West Hartford community and advocate ... [More]

Resource for Black Families

Fri, Jan 29 8:33am

Hello Families, We hope this will be a helpful resourece! Warmly, Ayelet & Gigi EDI Committee   Please find information about the webinar series from the Brazelton Touchpoints Center: Parenting While ... [More]

education opportunities for parents/caregivers!

Thu, Jan 7 8:41am

Hello Breaburn Families, Here are some wonderful educational opportunities for you to learn more about how to support your family and community. Please feel free to email me & Gigi at anytime with que ... [More]

Next EDI (equity, diversty, inclusion) committee VIrtual Meeting!

Mon, Jan 4 7:32pm

Hello Braeburn Families,   As many of you know, we have had an Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Committee at Braeburn for the past couple of years. During these years, we have participated in many effor ... [More]

Next VIRTUAL PTB Meeting!

Mon, Jan 4 1:28pm

Hello Braeburn Families,   We hope you will join us at our next Virtual PTB Meeting this Thursday evening at 7:00pm.   Here is the link to join: meet.google.com/dnq-otdp-tpm   Looking forward to seein ... [More]

There’s still time to join the 2020 Braeburn Scavenger Hunt!!

Wed, Dec 23 9:48pm

There’s still time to join us for the 2020 Braeburn Scavenger Hunt!    When your family needs a socially-distanced, family-friendly excuse to get out of the house,  why not make a game of it?!   Here' ... [More]

oops- new link! Braeburn Store re-opening for short time!

Sat, Dec 12 7:57pm

Hello Braeburn Families, Because of high demand, we are re-opening the Braeburn store for a short period of time! Please consider purchasing an item from the Braeburn Store to support our school! The ... [More]

Parent Teacher Leadership Training

Sun, Dec 6 9:19am

CURRENTLY RECRUITING:  Parent Leadership Training Institute 2021   The Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) is a free course open to people who care about the well-being of children and want to ... [More]

Important Survey

Fri, Dec 4 8:52am

Hello Braeburn Families, Please help us by filling out an important survey. Braeburn's EDI committee is a parent-led group that seeks to provide a safe space to discuss and learn about topics around e ... [More]

2020 Braeburn Scavenger Hunt!

Thu, Dec 3 8:20pm

Dear In-school and RLE Braeburn Families,    Please join us for the 2020 Braeburn Scavenger Hunt!    When your family needs a socially-distanced, family-friendly excuse to get out of the house this wi ... [More]

WINTER GIFT DRIVE!

Thu, Dec 3 7:42pm

WINTER GIFT DRIVE:   We are so happy to report that the Braeburn community raised $1410 in our winter coat drive! Thank you to everyone that contributed in funds and also in helping to spread the word ... [More]

fundraiser to support a local family in need!

Thu, Dec 3 6:45pm

Hello Braeburn Families,   There is a family in town that is in need of help. Please consider joining in this fundraiser. Brayden is a kindergarten student at Aiken and his dad has been battling brain ... [More]

Gift Card deadline this Friday!

Thu, Dec 3 9:46am

Need gift cards for teachers, bus drivers, coaches, babysitters? This year our holiday gift cards will all be sold online via the RaiseRight App (formerly known as ScripsNow). The app is easy to use a ... [More]

Virtual PTB Meeting this Thursday!

Mon, Nov 30 10:32am

Hello Braeburn Families!   We hope you can join us for our next Virtual PTB Meeting this Thursday, December 3rd, at 7:00pm.   Here is the link to join: meet.google.com/ydd-ygju-uop   All are welcome! ... [More]

Holiday Baskets

Sat, Nov 28 11:50am

Hello Everyone, We hope you had a lovely thanksgiving and are enjoying your holiday with your family. We wanted to let you know that information about upcoming Holiday Baskets will be forthcoming.  In ... [More]

2020 Bonus Bucks- Gift Cards for Holiday Season!

Wed, Nov 25 9:00am

Need gift cards for teachers, bus drivers, coaches, babysitters? This year our holiday gift cards will all be sold online via the RaiseRight App (formerly known as ScripsNow). The app is easy to use a ... [More]

Bridge Family Center Resources

Sun, Nov 22 2:18pm

Here are some wonderful resources from the Bridge Family Center that include counseling as well as different support groups around the topics of grief, race, and a middle school grief group. Some oppo ... [More]

Thank you!

Fri, Nov 20 4:10pm

Happy Friday! We received a huge round of 'thank you's' from our Braeburn teachers for the snacks that were provided during conference week. Here is a padlet with their special words: https://padlet.c ... [More]

Chipotle Tonight!

Wed, Nov 18 7:18am

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Braeburn Elementary School. Come in to the Chipotle at 966 Farmington Ave in West Hartford on Wednesday, November 18th between 4:00 ... [More]

Healing & Wellness Event, Wednesday

Mon, Nov 16 2:08pm

Apologies for sharing this so late, but we wanted to bring to your attention a great EDI event coming up this Wednesday, 11/18, organized and hosted by the Aiken EDI. We are so fortunate to have these ... [More]

In lieu of Winter Coat Drive

Fri, Nov 13 8:37am

Hello, Braeburn Community! This year, due to Covid restrictions, the PTB will be raising money in lieu of hosting a Winter Coat Drive.  Please consider contributing as we want to keep all members of o ... [More]

EDI meeting tonight at 7:00

Tue, Nov 10 5:24pm

Upcoming EDI (equity, diversity, inclusion) Committee VIRTUAL Meeting Date/Time: Tuesday evening, November 10th, 7:00pm Guest Speaker: Principal Jeff Sousa Topic: Braeburn's SEL (social/emotional lear ... [More]

Braeburn Store

Tue, Nov 3 11:48am

Hello Braeburn Families, Please consider purchasing an item from the Braeburn Store to support our school! See attached document with order informaiton. Warmly, Ayelet     Ayelet Connell (Jordy's mom, ... [More]

Upcoming PTB Meeting!

Tue, Nov 3 11:45am

Hello Braeburn Families,   We hope you can join us at our next VIRTUAL PTB Meeting this week on Thursday evening, November 5th, at 7:00-8:30pm.   Here is the link to join: https://meet.google.com/ibm- ... [More]

Room Parents still needed

Fri, Oct 23 11:58am

Hello Braeburn Families,   I apologize if you receive this email more than once!   We are still needing Room Parent Volunteers for the following classrooms:   5th Grade: Ms. Parenti (2 volunteers need ... [More]

Volunteer Opportunity and Parent Workshop

Fri, Oct 23 8:05am

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED WHPS-Remote Learning Experience (RLE) Learning Toolkit Distribution /Delivery Volunteers Sign Up! West Hartford is truly a town that cares and during this challenging time, we are gr ... [More]

Tonight's PTB Meeting- All are Welcome!!!

Thu, Oct 8 10:23am

Hello Everyone,   We hope you can join the PTB this evening for our monthly virtual PTB meeting.   Here is the link to join: meet.google.com/vtw-ujwy-imz   The meeting will start at 7:00pm this evenin ... [More]

Happy Second Day of School! Please Take our New Survey!

Wed, Sep 9 11:15am

Dear Braeburn Families,   Happy 2nd day of school!    We hope the start of this new school year finds you all healthy and well.  As we launch this year, the PTB is focused on improving communication a ... [More]

Remote Learning Families - Stay Connected!

Fri, Sep 4 3:29pm

Hello -   Hope everyone is enjoying the start to the last weekend of summer!   We wanted to let you know that there are two ways we would like the remote learning Braeburn families to stay connected t ... [More]

THANK YOU!!

Fri, Sep 4 3:09pm

Thank you all SO MUCH for the very generous donations to support the teacher lunch on Thursday. They loved the meal and were very appreciative :)    We we able to cover the cost and the extra funds wi ... [More]

Classrooms are LIVE on Konstella!

Sat, Aug 29 11:29am

Hello! Classrooms have been set up on Konstella so feel free to go ahead and add your child(ren). Note that they have been broken out by Red & Blue for the time being. Let us know if you have any ques ... [More]

Please help support our teachers with a special lunch!

Fri, Aug 28 10:50am

Dear Braeburn Community, Hope you are all safe and well as we look forward to the start of the school year, whether it be in person or virtually! Under normal circumstances we would be asking for food ... [More]